A shoplifter has been banned from entering stores across Great Yarmouth after a seven-month crime spree.

Kurtis Harper, 30 and of no fixed abode, was found to have repeatedly targeted and stolen items from shops in the town over seven months until May.

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He was arrested, charged and sentenced on several occasions for stealing groceries, household items and clothes.

Appearing in Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court on June 19, Harper was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from entering a selection of town centre shops for three years.

A spokesman for Great Yarmouth Police said: "With a view to supporting local businesses and their staff dealing with repeat offences, Norfolk Police successfully applied to the courts for the CBO."